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Week 23 Social Study Guide WWII Part 3

• V-E Day was when Germany surrendered, and the war ended in Europe.
• Improved bombers were able to fly farther and use radar to track planes and spot enemies
• Albert Einstein was the scientist that encouraged Franklin D Roosevelt to develop the atomic bomb.
• The Manhattan Project was the name of the group that worked on the development of the atomic bomb
• The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of American pilots who flew many missions during World War II. They were good pilots who earned a great deal of recognition but were also unique in the military because they were African Americans.
• In 1942, 50 nations came together to draw up the United Nations Charter. The purpose of drawing up the charter was to prevent WWIII and promote peace.
• By the end of the war, jets were being developed.
• The invasion of Normandy is 1944 is also known as . D Day
• North Africa was where the Allies took control to force Italy to surrender.
• Russia defeated the Germans on the Eastern Front to push them back towards Germany.
• Harry Truman decide to drop the atomic bomb to prevent further loss of soldier's lives and bring the war to an end.
• Hiroshima was the name of the city where the atomic bomb was dropped first.
• The Nazi government began to systematically kill Jews, gypsies, and the disabled. This was known as the Holocaust.
• V-E Day: the day (May 8) marking the Allied victory in Europe in 1945.
• V-J Day: the day (August 15) in 1945 on which Japan ceased fighting in World War II.
• D Day: the day (June 6, 1944) in World War II on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.
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